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Imagine a world without Retromat. What is it like? How would you prepare your retrospectives?

That used to be my world: I read lots of blog posts, leafed through the book, consulted my notes etc. Planning a good retrospective took forever. There had to be a better way to get ideas! And lots of them!

Hi, my name is Corinna Baldauf and in 2012 I build that better, faster, easier way: Retromat. Since then, I've spent a lot of my free time taking care of Retromat, blogging and creating 1-pagers. Over the years, my free time shrank and the upkeep work ballooned. Not a good combination. Crushing, actually.

The good news is, you can help! Ever heard of "Time is money"? The reverse is also true: Money can buy time. If 5% of the ten thousands of people who frequently use Retromat chip in, I can invest time into Retromat and other projects for the community.

While there are one-time ways to throw money at me, the real game-changer is reliable, regular income: Subscriptions allow me to plan and to reduce hours at my day job.

You appreciate Retromat and Wall-Skills? Well, there is more where that came from. Lots more! All I need is time to get it out of my brain. I've got a track record of creating valuable content and tools, given chunks of time.

What are the Benefits for Retro Mates?

First and foremost the pleasant feeling of keeping a useful tool free for everyone and giving it an additional leg to stand on. In contrast to Patreon the main idea is to keep as much content freely available for everyone (not just Retro Mates) as financially feasible. Especially since buying power is very differently spread around the globe. That being said, all Retromat books are free for Retro Mates.

If you are a Retro Mate while I launch a digital product (such as the Miroboard Templates) you get it for free. And I will credit you in every Retromat book and video I create while you're supporting. Oh, and on this page :)

Join these amazing Retro Mates

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David Schmithüsen, dkd Internet Service GmbH, Bäumer, Hannes Kropf, Paula Lehmann, Diana Larsen , Gonzalez Leite, François Bachmann, Christoph Krumm, Yuan-Yuan Sun and anonymous Retro Mates

How much value does Retromat add for you?

Enterprise Level

You are a team of facilitators in a sizeable organization and use many of my materials to level everyone up

€49.90 per month (49.90€ + taxes)

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Team Level

You are heavy users. And fans :)

€19.90 per month (19.90€ + taxes)

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Facilitator Level

Facilitation is your main job. You use Retromat a lot and it saves you tons of time

€9.90 per month (9.90€ + taxes)

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Base Level

You're a single person that holds at most 2 retrospectives a month and Retromat makes them better

€4.90 per month (4.90€ + taxes)

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What will you do with the freed up time?

I hesitate to list anything, because there's no guarantee which of these I will do. The list is endless and if I can maybe do 5-10% of them I'll count myself lucky. Given this, here's the list of things I'd really like to get around to:
  • ONGOING - Add activities from a backlog of 40+ suggestions
  • Build a mobile view
    • Update February 2021: Launched responsive version :D
  • Build a forum for commenting and exchange
    • Update April 2022: Launched the forum. It later had lots of spam issues and I had to close it down again. Sadly, not everything pans out. But you gotta try to find things that work.
  • Build advanced search
  • ONGOING - Turn some of 40+ topic ideas into blog posts
  • Bring back the newsletter (pricey)
  • Build an email course to teach about retrospectives
  • ONGOING - Summarize some of 50+ ideas into Wall-Skills 1-pagers
  • Finish one of my 3 book outlines
  • Implement sister projects like Liftoff-O-Mat, Planning-O-Mat, ...
  • Develop physical products like the Scrum Master Emergency Kit, ...
    • Update August 2023: Looked into this and it's very unattractive to create something physical (for tax reasons).
  • ...

How can I cancel / unsubscribe?

You can cancel / unsubscribe at any time. There's no cancellation period. You can unsubscribe by clicking the link in the billing emails.

Alternatively, you can unsubscribe via email to No hard feelings, no questions asked. Please allow up to a week to handle your cancellation. If my delay made you run into the next billing cycle, I'll refund you.

What tax comes on top?

Your local tax, e.g. Value Added Tax (VAT), sales tax, ... Whatever applies in your corner of the world. And yes, during checkout you can enter your organization's tax ID.

Any questions?

You can contact Corinna Baldauf via email or Mastodon or Twitter.